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A diabetes-friendly breakfast

May 17, 2015

INGREDIENTS

1 cup cooked oatmeal (steel-cut or rolled old-fashioned)

1 cup raspberries, blackberries, and/or blueberries (frozen or fresh)

1 dollop of fat-free yogurt

¼ cup almonds, walnuts, or pecans (optional)

Pinch of sugar-free sweetener (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cook the steel-cut oats according to the package instructions and place in bowl.
  2. Stir in sweetener if desired.
  3. Top with a dollop of fat-free yogurt, berries, and nuts.

TIP.  When temperatures outside heat up, try overnight oats. Using raw, old-fashioned rolled oats instead of cooked steel-cut oats, combine all ingredients in a container with a lid. Add unsweetened almond milk or skim milk until ingredients are well-covered in liquid. Cover the container and refrigerate overnight. Enjoy cool, berry-infused oats in the morning.

So much goodness!

OATMEAL.  As a whole grain, oatmeal’s high fiber content keeps blood sugar levels from spiking.

BERRIES.  These lowsugar fruits are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, potassium, and fiber.

YOGURT.  Try plain Greek yogurt for extra blood sugar– balancing protein.

NUTS.  The magnesium in nuts is believed to be instrumental in carb metabolism.

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